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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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annis
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Post by annis » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 7:22 pm

I didn't realise that Paulette Jiles had written another novel- I see she's returned to the Civil War period for this one. I really liked Enemy Women. What did you think of this latest one?

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 7:59 pm

I'm just about to start Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Ludmilla » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 8:33 pm

[quote=""annis""]I didn't realise that Paulette Jiles had written another novel- I see she's returned to the Civil War period for this one. I really liked Enemy Women. What did you think of this latest one?[/quote]

I liked it. Those who were put off by the dialogue with no quotation marks in Enemy Women, don't have to worry about it in this latest book. I think this one came out in 2009 and she wrote another novel - Stormy Weather - that I haven't read which came out in 2007.

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Post by CindyInOz » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 12:54 am

I've finished Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and am almost half way through Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors. French politics during this period have always confused me, but Catherine's book has been great with regards to getting things straight in my head. It's actually sparked a real interest in the French Revolution and I can't wait to read more about it :D

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 9:17 am

I loved both of those books.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Ash » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 1:26 pm

[quote=""CindyInOz""]I've finished Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. [/quote]

How did you like it?

I also read the Delors book. I have a slight knowledge of the French Revolution, and too found myself wanting to know more after reading it.

Im in a travel narrative and bio mode this last month, and haven't read any HF for a little bit (tried a few things that just didn't take). Need to rectify that this month! Several books bekon - a new Captain Alatriste, Secret Memoirs of Little K (started it in December but got distracted by a shiny new cover for my birthday), and The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
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Post by Kasthu » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 10:34 pm

Reading CW's The Tudor Secret now.

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Post by cw gortner » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 11:23 pm

Hope those who are reading The Tudor Secret enjoy it!

Half way through The Owl Killers and enjoying it. The different POVs present an interesting approach and the creepy factor is starting to build. I love how Ms Maitland so effortlessly combines elements of the pagan and the christian, so that we truly get a sense of that older, forbidden order lurking under every church-wiped surface.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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CindyInOz
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Post by CindyInOz » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 11:28 pm

[quote=""Ash""]How did you like it?[/quote]

Oh, I loved it! Although I'd heard good things about the book, I hadn't really read any reviews and didn't know what to expect going in, so the twists and turns were a real surprise. I couldn't put it down. I loved her writing and got a real feel for the time and places. I've now got Tipping the Velvet on my shelf ready to read.

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Post by Nefret » Fri February 4th, 2011, 7:07 am

Just started reading The Devils by Fyodor Dostoyevsky for the second time.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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